PARTNERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NAMES NEW PRESIDENT; TATE HONORED LATE THURSDAY

PARTNERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NAMES NEW PRESIDENT; TATE HONORED LATE THURSDAY PARTNERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NAMES NEW PRESIDENT; TATE HONORED LATE THURSDAY

TO SUCCEED LONG-TIME PRESIDENT ANDREW TATE   AN APPRECIATION RECEPTION WAS HELD LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT MILLS RIVER TOWN HALL FOR TATE...AND HE WAS GIVEN A PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION BY MILLS RIVER MAYOR LARRY FREEMAN ON BEHALF OF THE WHOLE TOWN OF MILLS RIVER      

Brittany Brady Named President of the Partnership for Economic Development

Hendersonville, NC – Following a unanimous vote from the Board of Directors of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Brittany Jones Brady was named President of the organization effective October 26, 2017. Brady will succeed Andrew Tate in the position as he joins the North Carolina Railroad Company as Vice President of Real Estate.

“Brittany has proven to our Board of Directors that she is prepared to lead the Partnership, and we are excited about the future of our organization under her leadership. We have full faith that she is the right person to lead Henderson County’s economic development efforts,” stated Pat Wagner, 2016-17 HCPED Board Chair.

Brady, an 9th generation Henderson County native, started working for the Partnership almost 7 years ago in a marketing and communications position immediately following completion of her Masters in International Hospitality & Tourism Management. She accepted increasing responsibility for critical programs within the organization, including developing Made in Henderson County and a more focused business development strategy. Brady’s responsibilities within the organization have included lead generation, external marketing, events, web development, RFI and proposal production, workforce development efforts and client handling.

“When Brittany speaks to clients and companies about her love for this community, it carries weight and authenticity. She is the perfect choice to lead this organization, and Henderson County looks forward to continued success in economic development,” shared Michael Edney, Chairman of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.

“The Partnership has a strong history of engagement and results,” said Brady. “I’m excited to lead the organization that protects and develops the economy that I also call home.”

For more information about the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development and its role in protecting and building a strong local economy, visit www.hcped.org.